olympic games http://nhpr.org en "Something Like The Gods" http://nhpr.org/post/something-gods <p>In the words of author <a href="http://stephenamidon.com/">Stephen Amidon</a>, “no other figure is the focus of so much passion, controversy, expectation, and disappointment…” regardless of whether it is football or soccer, figure-skating or hockey, watching the world’s top athletes borders on hypnotic… and sometimes stands as proof of our ability to exceed physical human limitations and become <a href="http://stephenamidon.com/something-like-the-gods/">something like the gods</a>. That’s the name of long-time sports-lover and novelist Stephen Amidon’s new cultural history of the athlete, detailing sport from the first <a href="http://www.olympic.org/">Olympic Games</a>, to the rise of <a href="http://www.lebronjames.com/">Lebron James</a>. Thu, 16 Jan 2014 18:05:18 +0000 Virginia Prescott 6300 at http://nhpr.org "Something Like The Gods" U.S. - Russia Relations: What's Next? http://nhpr.org/post/us-russia-relations-whats-next <p>U.S. ties with Russia have always been complicated, but recently they have heated up even more. Disputes over how to approach the war in Syria, Russia’s protection of NSA leaker Edward Snowden, as well as the recent tug of war over Ukraine have all contributed to this tension. We’re examining this fraught relationship and how it’s changed.&nbsp;</p><p><strong><u>GUESTS:</u></strong></p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 39566 at http://nhpr.org U.S. - Russia Relations: What's Next?